Community Safety Glasgow (CSG) needs to ensure that our resources are prioritised effectively to deal with community safety concerns across our city. Our approach is led by intelligence, so that each resource is deployed at the right place at the right time. This is achieved through our Priority Planning process. This process takes information from Police Scotland, communities, Elected Members and partner organisations to drive our intelligence-led approach.
Skilled analysts, interrogating and analysing data from across our organisation and from our partners, make up our Analytical Unit. They have full access to police and council databases and are able to use this information to develop a full picture of community safety needs across Glasgow. They provide a range of reports, including a monthly Community Safety Profile for each of Glasgow’s ward areas. This profile work analyses current community safety trends and predicts future issues across the city. This is then used to inform a monthly priority planning meeting where senior managers within CSG agree operational priorities and allocate resources across Glasgow’s communities.
The Unit also provides analytical support to a fortnightly Multi-Agency Tasking and Coordinating (MATAC) meeting, which involves senior managers from Police Scotland, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Fire and Rescue Services.